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nBS EMQ Expert Level Modules

npower Business Solutions has created the following modules which are accredited by the Energy Managers Association and form part of the full Junior Energy Manager Apprenticeship.

  • Intensive Introduction to Energy Management[1] (3 days)
  • Technical & Operational Overview
  • Energy Assessment and Measurement & Verification
  • Behavioural Changes and Motivation
  • Regulatory & Legal Compliance and Carbon Management
  • Energy Management and Strategy/Plan
  • Waste Management
  • Procurement
  • Transport
  • Water
  • IT

As part of the EMA Stage 3 Apprenticeship, each candidate will be required to attend an interview with EMA approved Energy Managers. Based on the interview advise on which of these modules each candidate will be required to undertake will be given.

It is envisaged, along with the 3 day intensive training course, most candidates will be required to attend, and pass an assessment, on a minimum of 5-6 of these modules.

npower is always willing to review with customers the delivery methods and customisation of different modules within the EMQ portfolio of products.

Module 1.  Technical & Operations

Module length:                                               Varies on course/topics taken

Module delivery:                                             Classroom/E-Learning/Distance learning

http://www.cibse.org/training-events/mid-career-college-%28mcc%29-cibse-cpd-courses

Based on the outcome of the an individual’s interview with EMA and their business model and sector a combination of CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers) will be recommended.

Learning Outcomes.

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills.

The learner must know;

Understand how energy is consumed in different types of building and/or processes
  • Identify different sources of energy sources in a building and processes
  • Identify how energy is distributed from the energy source to energy users in a building and processes (e.g. electric cables, pipes, ducts, etc.)
  • Use data to determine which energy use equipment and systems consume the most energy
  • Build a profile to show energy consumption in a building or process
  • Identify major mechanisms where energy (electricity and heat) is gained, lost and/or can be recovered from a building or processes
Understand how energy use equipment and systems operate
  • Describe how key energy use systems operate in a building or process
  • How energy consumption can vary in a building (e.g. occupancy, weather pattern, temperature, etc.) and processes (e.g. production levels, waste, etc.)
  • Identify appropriate energy performance indicators (e.g. energy use, energy consumption, energy efficiency, etc.) for the energy use equipment and systems
  • How inefficiencies arise and what are the opportunities to improve the energy performance of various energy uses
Understand the role of design, installation and commissioning of energy use equipment and systems
  • Describe how the energy consumption of equipment can have an effect on the energy consumption on other equipment
  • Importance of design, installation and commissioning on the planned operating life of energy use equipment and
Understand how to use operational and maintenance controls to operate the energy use equipment and systems efficiently
  • Importance of operational controls and maintenance controls on the planned operating life of energy use equipment and systems
  • Identify sources of information for operational and maintenance controls of energy use equipment and systems
  • Define the operational and maintenance requirements for energy use equipment and systems that brings about energy efficiency
    • Start-up and shut down
    • Matching energy demand with supply
    • Scheduling techniques
    • Operating procedures
    • Maintenance procedures

 Module 2.  Energy Assessment, Measurement & Verification

Module length:                                               1 Day

Module delivery:                                             Classroom

Learning Outcomes.

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills.

The learner must know;

Be able to understand basic metering and how to collect and record data

  • How energy and water are measured (manually and remotely/automatically).
  • Identifying and classifying existing [fiscal] metering.
  • Understanding billing information.
  • Verifying accuracy of billed [non-financial] data.
  • How to select and where to install sub-metering

Be able to carry out basic checks on bills and other recorded data to verify accuracy and repeatability

  • Be able to define a metering and measurement plan
  • Understand the installation requirements and install the meter as per manufacturers’ requirements
  • Define calibration requirements
  • How to record information
  • Simple spreadsheets
  • Proprietary software systems
  • Checking the accuracy of information

Be able to set targets in line with published guidelines

  • How to use the information to measure energy performance
  • Identify the variable that affects the energy consumption in your organization
  • How to define energy baseline and energy performance indicator
  • How to make adjustments to compare year-on-year information
  • Use the data to set targets for energy performance

Be able to report against targets to a range of stakeholders

  • Develop plans to monitor energy consumption and energy projects
  • How to report to senior management, colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Reporting in accordance with GRI/DECC/CSR etc. guidelines

be able to provide an Energy Assessment

  • Use the pros and cons of different energy assessment methods
  • Use a transparent and consistent methodology to identify and quantify opportunities for improvements
  • Be able to define what the opportunities for improvements are
  • Be able to relate the opportunities for improvement in cost/energy savings and carbon reduction

Be able to choose the product and system solutions that reduce energy/carbon

  • The energy performance of buildings and process
  • Be able to choose the opportunities to improve energy performance
  • Where to seek up-to-date, credible information
  • Be able to relay the benefits of the information into organizational/operational benefits (£)

 Module 3.  Behavioural Changes and Motivation

Module length:                                               1 day

Module delivery:                                             Classroom

Learning Outcomes.

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills

The learner must know;

Be able to identify changes required

  • Be able to communicate the need for change to various stakeholders
  • Defining goals

Be able to develop structures and strategies for change

  • Sources of guidance (HR, IT, etc.)
  • Identifying key players
  • Using data and organisation’s information and be able to communicate with key players

Be able to monitor and report on progress towards defined goals

  • Reporting and communicating on the status of energy performance and progress of improvements

Module 4.  Regulatory & Legal Compliance and Carbon Management

Module length:                                               1 day

Module delivery:                                             Classroom

Learning Outcomes

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills

The learner must know;

Be aware of key EU directives and UK legislation relevant to energy and climate change

 

  • Relevant EU Energy and Climate Change directives
    • EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)
    • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
    • Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)
    • Energy Labelling Directive (ELD)
    • Eco-design Directive (ED)
    • Renewable Energy Directive (RED)
    • Non-financial Reporting Directive (NRD)
  • Relevant UK energy and climate change regulations
    • Climate Change Act 2008
    • Energy Act 2013
    • Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)
    • Environmental Permitting Regulation (EP)
    • Electricity Market Reform (EMR)
    • Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR)
    • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
Be aware of economic incentives
  • Climate Change Levy
  • ROCs
  • FITs and RHIs
  • Enhanced Capital Allowance
Be able to identify and broadly quantify the impact of legislation on their company now
  • Key issues for UK companies arising from EU and UK legislation
Be able to anticipate broad changes that might affect long-term company plans

 

  • Compliance versus Best Practice.
  • Long-term 2020, 2030, 2050 direction of legislation
Know where to seek up-to-date information
  • Sources of information
Be able to describe factors influencing carbon makeup and legislation
  • Regulation and legislation – CRC, EU ETS, ESOS, etc.
  • Opportunities and penalties
  • Influencing factors types of buildings, operations, renewables
  • Reporting needs
  • Carbon positioning aspiring leaders,  compliers or followers
Be able to assess simple carbon footprints
  • Defining the boundary of carbon foot print (e.g. scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3)
  • Carry out carbon footprint studies
  • Monitoring and reviewing
Understand the cost of carbon and be able to factor into Business Cases
  • Carbon markets and how they operate
  • Carbon costs of different types of energy
  • PPA’s for off-site generation
  • Carbon credits
  • Carbon offsets
  • Carbon efficiency
  • Influencing your supply base
  • Using carbon consultants
  • Use of renewable energy solutions
  • Developing and using a carbon plan

 Module 5.  Energy Management and Strategy/Plan

Module length:                                               1 day

Module delivery:                                             Classroom

Learning Outcomes

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills

The learner must know;

Understand the global energy trends and its impact on business operations
  • Global trends
    • Supply and demand of energy
    • Projection of energy consumption
    • Climate change adaptation
    • De-carbonising energy supply markets
    • etc.
  • Impact of energy consumption on
    • Energy pricing
    • Business competition and survival
    • Security of supply
    • Climate change and wider environment
    • etc.
  • Financing of energy savings
    • In-company financing
    • On-demand energy purchasing
    • Green investment banking
  • Energy performance contracting
Determine suitable objectives and targets for improvement
  • Understand the relationship between an energy policy, objectives, targets and action plan
  • Analyse various improvement projects within a portfolio of opportunities
  • Define the overall project plan and implementation schedule taking into consideration:

-        Energy policy

-        Energy objective and targets

-        Compliance with regulatory and other requirements

Develop an action plan around energy, carbon and water
  • Planning and implementing operational and maintenance controls of energy use in the organisation
  • Prioritising the implementation of opportunities for improvement
  • Develop systems to manage change and address barriers for change
  • Develop and execute contingency plans
  • Able to benchmark the overall plan against other similar equipment
Understand how success will be measured and verified
  • Understand how energy performance can be measured and verified
  • Propose and implement monitoring to verify energy performance

Module 6.  Waste

Module length:                                               1 day

Module delivery:                                             Classroom

Learning Outcomes

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills

The learner must know;

  1. Understand the key challenges in understanding waste streams and the appropriate use of waste
  2. Understand financial advantages and disadvantages of organisation’s waste stream
  3. Understand waste as a renewable resource
  • Describe the European waste hierarchy
  • Describe and identify the waste stream of an organisation (could incl. recyclables, food waste, waste water, un-recyclables, energy from waste, landfill and hazardous or toxic waste)
 
  • Understand and identify the fiscal and reputational value of processing waste
  • Understand and identify the fiscal and reputational risks of landfill of waste

 

  • Describe processes, such as the use of food waste through anaerobic digestion, the waste being a feedstock, energy producer source of renewable fertilizer. Transport value must be considered.
  • Describe processing of other waste streams (e.g. recyclables, waste water, un-recyclables, energy from waste, landfill and hazardous or toxic waste
Understand to undertake a basic audit of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Identify the greenhouse gas emissions of all aspects of waste processes such as sorting transport, processing and final use
  • Understanding greenhouse gas emissions from energy from waste and landfill

 Module 7.  Procurement

Module length:                                               1 day

Module delivery:                                             Classroom

Learning Outcomes

The learners will;

Knowledge and skills

The learners must know;

Be able to carry out simple procurement actions
  • Day-to-day issues
    • Monitoring and reviewing
    • The makeup of charges on bills
    • Sources of information, e.g. pass-through charges
    • Impact of subsidies/taxes
    • Interface with operations
Understand the major subject areas for future personal development in purchasing of energy
  • Making retrospective claims for charging errors
  • What happens when things go wrong?
  • Never allowing a contract to expire

Module 8.  Transport

Module length:                                               1/2 day

Module delivery:                                             Online E-Learning tool 

Learning Outcomes

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills

The learner must know;

Be able to understand the key challenges (from various disciplines) associated with the transport and logistics sector (commercial, business and leisure
  • Energy security
  • Sources of inefficiencies in transport system
  • Congestion - when transport demand exceeds transport supply
  • Air pollution
Understand how climate change has a big impact on the transport sector (present, new and emerging trends)
  • Have an understanding of climate adaptation and mitigation strategies associated with the transport sector
  • Impacts associated with climate change
Have an understanding of the local, regional, national and international initiatives/policy associated with the transport sector.
  • The following initiatives have been adopted to improve efficiency; reduce congestion and other negative impacts associated with the transport sector

Module 9.  Water

Module length:                                               1 day

Module delivery:                                             Classroom

Learning Outcomes

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills

The learner must know;

Be able to describe the importance of water in their workplace and the wider context
  • The terminology used in the water sector
  • The areas of water use in the workplace
  • The impact of water use in the workplace
  • The supply chain and customer issues associated with water
  • Water companies, regulatory bodies and sources of information
  • Current trends in terms of regulation and water competition
  • External environmental impacts of water use and conservation
Be able undertake a basic water audit of their workplace
  • Understand the water boundary conditions for the workplace site
  • Track water inputs, uses and outputs in the workplace
  • Identify sources of water, including mains supply, rainwater, grey water and boreholes
  • Identify water using products and systems within the workplace
  • Identify discharges of water and areas of reuse
  • Measure water flows through, meter readings, bills, abstraction records and discharge records.
  • Identify leaks
  • Understand the role of meters and sub-meters
  • Develop a basic water audit for the workplace
Be able to identify water using fixtures and fittings in the workplace and suggest water efficient replacements
  • Water efficient showers
  • Water efficient taps
  • Water efficient toilets
  • Water efficient kitchen taps
  • Water efficient white goods
  • Operation of regulators, restrictors and aerators
  • Advantages and disadvantages of specific water efficient devices
Be able to identify water efficiency within processes
  • Identify processes within the workplace which use water
  • Sources of information for water efficient processes, such as cleaning-in-place, air conditioning, equipment cooling systems etc.
  • Understand the water requirements of IT systems internally and externally
  • How to identify areas of optimisation of water use in production systems or operations
  • Financial instruments and sources of information and assistance with process efficiency
Be able to understand the links between water and energy
  • How much energy is used for heating and cooling water in the workplace
  • How much energy is used for pumping and treating water and wastewater in the workplace
  • The water-energy nexus
  • Energy used in external water and wastewater treatment
  • Understand energy related costs associated with water, ice and steam
Be able to develop behavioural change programmes and communications for water efficiency
  • Identify who is responsible for water use in the workplace
  • The role of FM contractors in water management
  • How to inform colleagues of water efficiency measures
  • Develop effective water efficiency messages and communications
  • Develop behaviour change programmes
  • Communicate water efficiency externally and internally

 Module 10.  IT

Module length:                                               1/2 day

Module delivery:                                             Online E-Learning tool

Learning Outcomes

The learner will;

Knowledge and skills

The learner must know;

Be able to describe their organisation in terms energy and water usage by ICT

 

  • The terminology used to describe energy
  • Water usage in ICT cooling systems
  • The typical power footprint of computing devices and peripherals
  • How to use power monitoring equipment to measure the energy usage of ICT equipment
  • How to use appropriate sampling and reliable estimation methods of energy consumption
  • How to conduct ICT equipment surveys
  • How to use power meters and software tools to measure energy usage
  • ICT infrastructures such as fat client, thin client, web based
  • Locations from which IT services are being delivered and their energy sources

Be able to model different IT infrastructures and estimate power consumption

 

  • How to model different types of infrastructure and their likely power consumption and water usage
  • How to conduct internal audits and ensure a consistent methodology
  • How to assess, plan and cost changes to ICT infrastructure
  • How to treat energy consumption information from vendors
  •  Heat dissipation and cooling methods for server infrastructure and PC equipment

Be able to estimate the carbon footprint of their organisations ICT infrastructure including offsite services

 

  • Energy sources and their fuel mix
  • The boundaries of their organisation
  • Outsourced ICT functions such as hosting / business continuity solutions and their impact
  • Questions to ask external suppliers

Additional npower Business Solutions services

In addition to the npower Energy Managers Specialist (NEMS) training, provided by the npower Business Solutions Academy, Many other products and consultation services are available within both the educational and technical services.

Within the training and compliance sector npower can provide the following services:

  • ESOS Consultation and complaince auditing
  • ISO 50001 consultation
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Bill Validation
  • Full Energy Bureau services
  • ‘Train the Trainer’ - training of nEMS courses and modules
  • nEMS course customisation
  • Energy Management

Within technical services npower Business Solutions can provide;

  • Data Acquisition and metering
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Performance Contracts
  • Energy Solutions Technology
  • Energy Solutions Provision
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Renewable Energy Providers
  • Utility Sub Metering
  • Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)
  • Supervisory Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA)
  • Industrial Automation Systems (IA)
  • CHP, District Heating & Biomass
  • PV Installations
  • LED Lighting & Lighting Controls

The services and solutions shown above are just a selection of npower Business Solution’s core provision.

If you do not see a service or solution above then please contact npower Business Solutions through; your trainer, your npower Business Delvelopment Manager (BDM) or the npower business internet site. http://www.npower.com/large-business/

 

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